Aton Resources Inc. (TSXV:AAN) (“Aton” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the results of the first four drill holes from the recently completed 12 hole diamond drill program, totaling 1975 metres, at Hamama West (see news release dated February 21, 2017). In addition, the ongoing regional target identification program has resulted in the discovery of visible gold at Bohlog. Hamama West and Bohlog are both contained within the Company’s 100% owned Abu Marawat Concession (“Abu Marawat” or the “Concession”), located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
As quoted in the press release:
“We’re very pleased with the results from the first four drill holes,” said Mark Campbell, President and CEO of Aton. “One of the primary goals of this drill program was to demonstrate the potential to grow resources at Hamama West and today’s results confirm that potential. In addition, I’m very pleased to see the results that the regional target identification team is generating. In just a short period of time, they have identified a new, highly prospective target, Waayrah, and discovered visible gold in quartz veins at Bohlog in an area that has similar characteristics as Sukari. The presence of visible gold in strongly hydrothermally altered intrusive rocks makes Bohlog an exciting target that warrants further exploration work. The mineralization at Bohlog and Massaghat to the northeast, where Aton have previously returned channel samples assaying up to 470g/t Au (see news release dated August 15, 2012), appears to be of a similar nature and this is very exciting in terms of the potential overall size of the target area. It also demonstrates the large and varied geology within the Abu Marawat Concession and the potential it offers for new significant discoveries.”